Sunday, February 23, 2014

Oregon Battle of the Books: Partial list of titles for 2014-2015

Logo for Oregon Battle of the Books: Two teams of four students stand on an open book, playing tug-of-war across the book's gutter. The image is superimposed on top of an outline of the state of Oregon.
While Bellview teams competed this past week in Oregon Battle of the Books, the statewide program released its partial list of titles for 2014-2015.

In the third- to fifth-grade division, titles include:
  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor (2010)
  • Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes (2013)
  • Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Hanel Watts (2013)
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo (2006)
  • A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole (2010)
  • Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman (2003)
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2012)
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord (2006)
  • Sasquatch by Roland Smith (1998)
  • Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 by Mary Pope Osborne (2010)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (1972)
  • The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin (2011)

OBOB is run by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries and is partially funded through the Library Services and Technology Act.

Administrators select titles in three divisions each year, for students in third through 12th grades. According to the website, books are selected on the basis of interest, quality and availability. Books can have been previous OBOB selections but must not be repeated within at least four years of being on the list.

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